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Rachel Buurma

2005 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Elaine Freedgood
"The Anonymous System: Anonymity and Corporate Authority in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture"

Associate Professor of English, Swarthmore College

Rachel Buurma received her BA from Swarthmore College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching and research interests include Victorian literature and culture, the history of the novel, literary and cultural theory, and the history of material texts. She is currently working on her first book, The History of Omniscience: Narration and Literary Authority in Victorian Print Culture and the Victorian Novel and is beginning a second project titled Victorian Archival Imaginaries. She is the project manager of the University of Pennsylvania Library's Transatlantic Fiction Project and has been the recipient of a fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

Courses Taught

summer 2007

ENGL 255.900 Jane Austen  

spring 2007

ENGL 260.301 The Theory of the Novel  

fall 2006

ENGL 060.001 The Rise of the Novel  
ENGL 294.401 Theory in Practice  

spring 2006

ENGL 055.001 19th Century Novel  

fall 2005

ENGL 060.001 The Rise of the Novel  

summer 2005

ENGL 255.900 Jane Austen